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Encyclopedia > Chaplin (film 1992)
Chaplin

Movie Poster for Chaplin
Directed by Richard Attenborough
Produced by Richard Attenborough, Mario Kassar
Written by Diane Hawkins, William Boyd, Bryan Forbes, William Goldman (screenplay)
David Robinson, Charles Chaplin (books)
Starring Robert Downey Jr.
Dan Aykroyd
Geraldine Chaplin
Kevin Kline
Moira Kelly
Music by John Barry
Cinematography Sven Nykvist
Editing by Anne V. Coates
Distributed by Carolco Pictures
Released December 25, 1992
Running time 143 min.
Language English
Budget N/A
IMDb profile

Chaplin is a 1992 semi-biographical film about the life of Charles Chaplin. It stars Robert Downey Jr., Dan Aykroyd, Geraldine Chaplin, Anthony Hopkins, Milla Jovovich, Moira Kelly, Kevin Kline, Diane Lane, Penelope Ann Miller, Paul Rhys, Marisa Tomei, Nancy Travis, James Woods and John Thaw. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (503x755, 61 KB) Licensing This image is of a movie poster or title card, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by either the publisher of the movie or the studio which produced the movie in question. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Mario Kassar (born Beirut, Lebanon, 10 October 1951) is a movie-industry executive whose projects are frequently in association with Andrew Vajna. ... William Boyd, CBE (born 7 March 1952 in Accra, Ghana) is a contemporary Scottish novelist and screenwriter. ... Bryan Forbes (born John Theobald Clark on July 22, 1926 in London) is a British film director, actor and writer. ... William Goldman (born August 12, 1931) is an American novelist, playwright and two-time Academy Award-winning screenwriter. ... There have been several well-known people called David Robinson, including: David Robinson (film critic and author) David Robinson (basketball player) David Robinson (musician) David Robinson (Software Developer/Digital Artist) David C. Robinson, film producer Sir David Robinson (philanthropist) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists pages... Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin, Jr, KBE, (April 16, 1889 – December 25, 1977), better known as Charlie Chaplin, was a British comedy actor, becoming the most famous actor in the early to mid Hollywood cinema era, and also a notable director. ... Downey Jr. ... Dan Aykroyd (left) with John Belushi in The Blues Brothers Daniel Edward Aykroyd (born July 1, 1952) is an Academy Award-nominated Canadian comedian, actor, screenwriter and musician. ... Geraldine Chaplin (born July 31, 1944 in Santa Monica, California) is an Anglo-American actress. ... Kevin Delaney Kline (born October 24, 1947 in St. ... Moira Kelly in The West Wing. ... People called John Barry include: John Barry (1745-1803), an officer in the Continental Navy. ... Sven Nykvist (born 3 December 1922 in Moheda, Kronobergs län, Sweden) is a Swedish cinematographer known especially for his work with director Ingmar Bergman. ... The Carolco Pictures logo. ... December 25 is the 359th day of the year (360th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 6 days remaining. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... This is a list of film-related events in 1992. ... Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin, Jr, KBE, (April 16, 1889 – December 25, 1977), better known as Charlie Chaplin, was a British comedy actor, becoming the most famous actor in the early to mid Hollywood cinema era, and also a notable director. ... Downey Jr. ... Dan Aykroyd (left) with John Belushi in The Blues Brothers Daniel Edward Aykroyd (born July 1, 1952) is an Academy Award-nominated Canadian comedian, actor, screenwriter and musician. ... Geraldine Chaplin (born July 31, 1944 in Santa Monica, California) is an Anglo-American actress. ... Sir Anthony Hopkins Sir Anthony Hopkins (IPA: ) KBE (born December 31, 1937) is an Oscar-winning Welsh-born actor. ... Milica Natasha Jovović (Serbian: Милица Јововић (Milica Jovović) Ukrainian: Милла Йовович; born December 17, 1975), better known as Milla Jovovich, is a Ukrainian-born American supermodel, actress, musician, singer, and clothing designer. ... Moira Kelly in The West Wing. ... Kevin Delaney Kline (born October 24, 1947 in St. ... Diane Lane (born January 22, 1965) is an American actress born in New York, New York, the daughter of acting coach Burt Lane and Playboy centerfold Colleen Farrington. ... Penelope Ann Miller (January 13, 1964) is an American actress. ... Marisa Tomei in The Guru Marisa Tomei (born December 4, 1964) is an Academy Award-winning American actress. ... Nancy Travis Nancy Travis (born September 21, 1961 in New York City, New York, USA) is a Jewish-American actress best known for supporting roles in both movies and television. ... James Woods James Howard Woods (born April 18, 1947) is an Oscar-nominated American actor. ... John Edward Thaw (January 3, 1942 - February 21, 2002) CBE, was a British actor who achieved his first starring role in the military police television drama Redcap (1964 - 1966), and subsequently appeared in a range of television, stage and cinema roles. ...


The movie was adapted by Diana Hawkins, William Boyd, Bryan Forbes and William Goldman from the books My Autobiography by Charles Chaplin and Chaplin: His Life and Art by David Robinson. It was produced and directed by Richard Attenborough. William Boyd, CBE (born 7 March 1952 in Accra, Ghana) is a contemporary Scottish novelist and screenwriter. ... Bryan Forbes (born John Theobald Clark on July 22, 1926 in London) is a British film director, actor and writer. ... William Goldman (born August 12, 1931) is an American novelist, playwright and two-time Academy Award-winning screenwriter. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


It was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Actor in a Leading Role (Robert Downey Jr.), Best Art Direction-Set Decoration and Best Music, Original Score. Robert Downey Jr. also won the BAFTA Award for Best Actor. Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent film awards in the United States and most watched awards ceremony in the world. ... The Academy Award for Best Actor is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... The Academy Awards are the oldest awards ceremony for achievements in motion pictures. ... From Rule Sixteen of the Special Rules for The Music Awards Original Score: An original score is a substantial body of music in the form of dramatic underscoring written specifically for the film by the submitting composer. ... The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), is a British organization that hosts annual awards shows for film, television, childrens film and television, and interactive media. ...


Although the film was criticized for taking dramatic licence with some respects of Chaplin's life, Downey's uncanny performance as Chaplin won almost universal acclaim. Attenborough was so confident in Downey's performance that he actually allowed footage of the real Chaplin to be used at the end of the film.

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Plot summary

The life and times of filmmaker extraordinaire Charlie Chaplin (Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin). From his formative years in England to his highest successes in America, Charlie's life, work, and loves are followed. While his screen characters are extremely hilarious, the man behind "The Little Tramp" was constantly haunted by a sense of loss. Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin, Jr, KBE, (April 16, 1889 – December 25, 1977), better known as Charlie Chaplin, was a British comedy actor, becoming the most famous actor in the early to mid Hollywood cinema era, and also a notable director. ... Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location (dark green) within the United Kingdom (light green), with the Republic of Ireland (blue) to its west Languages English Capital London Largest city London Area – Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population – Total (mid... Motto: (1789 to 1956) (Latin for Out of many, one) In God We Trust (1956 to present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City Official language(s) None at federal level; English de facto Government Federal Republic  - • President George W. Bush (R)  - • Vice...


Tagline: Everyone has a wild side. Even a legend.


Academy Awards

Award Person
Nominated:
Best Actor Robert Downey Jr.
Best Score John Barry
Best Art Direction Stuart Craig
Chris Butler

The Academy Award for Best Actor is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... Downey Jr. ... From Rule Sixteen of the Special Rules for The Music Awards Original Score: An original score is a substantial body of music in the form of dramatic underscoring written specifically for the film by the submitting composer. ... People called John Barry include: John Barry (1745-1803), an officer in the Continental Navy. ... The Academy Awards are the oldest awards ceremony for achievements in motion pictures. ... Norman Stuart Craig OBE (born April 14, 1942) is a production designer. ...

Trivia

  • Milla Jovovich was only seventeen at the time of filming, and was too young to appear in a nude scene; a body double was used.
  • Geraldine Chaplin portrays Charles Chaplin's mother and her own paternal grandmother, Hannah Chaplin.
  • James Woods makes a cameo appearance as lawyer Joseph Scott and filmed the role in one day.

Milica Natasha Jovović (Serbian: Милица Јововић (Milica Jovović) Ukrainian: Милла Йовович; born December 17, 1975), better known as Milla Jovovich, is a Ukrainian-born American supermodel, actress, musician, singer, and clothing designer. ... Geraldine Chaplin (born July 31, 1944 in Santa Monica, California) is an Anglo-American actress. ... HANNAH CHAPLIN Hannah Chaplin was Charlie Chaplins mum. ... James Woods James Howard Woods (born April 18, 1947) is an Oscar-nominated American actor. ...

External links


The Internet Movie Database (IMDb), owned by Amazon. ... The logo of Rotten Tomatoes. ...

The Films of Charlie Chaplin

The Chaplin-Mutual Comedies: The Floorwalker, The Fireman, The Vagabond, One A.M., The Count, The Pawnshop, Behind the Screen, The Rink, Easy Street, The Cure, The Immigrant, The Adventurer Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin, Jr, KBE, (April 16, 1889 – December 25, 1977), better known as Charlie Chaplin, was a British comedy actor, becoming the most famous actor in the early to mid Hollywood cinema era, and also a notable director. ... The Floorwalker was Charlie Chaplins first Mutual Film Company made in 1916. ... The Fireman was the second film Charlie Chaplin created for Mutual Films in 1916. ... The Vagabond was Chaplins third film with Mutual Films. ... One A.M. was an unique Charlie Chaplin film created for Mutual Films in 1916. ... The Count was Charlie Chaplins fifth film for Mutual Films in 1916. ... The Pawnshop was Chaplins sixth film for Mutual Film Company. ... Behind the Screen is a 1916 short film written and directed by Charlie Chaplin, who also starred along with Eric Campbell and Edna Purviance. ... The Rink, a silent film from 1916, was Charlie Chaplins 8th film for Mutual Films. ... Easy Street is a 1917 short comedy film by Charlie Chaplin. ... The Cure is a 1917 short comedy film written and directed by Charlie Chaplin. ... The Immigrant (also called Broke) is a 1917 short comedy film starring the Charlie Chaplin Little Tramp character as an immigrant coming to the United States who is accused of theft on the voyage across the Atlantic Ocean, and befriends a young woman along the way. ... Italic textThe AdventurerItalic text was a film made in 1917 by Charlie Chaplin. ...

Feature-length films: Tillie's Punctured Romance, The Kid, A Woman of Paris, The Gold Rush, The Circus, City Lights, Modern Times, The Great Dictator, Monsieur Verdoux, Limelight, A King in New York, A Countess from Hong Kong Title card for the beginning of the film Cast Description of Charlie Chaplins character Description of Marie Dresslers character The moving picture Chaplin and his girlfriend see, labeled a farce comedy but shown as a morality play. ... Chaplin and Jackie Coogan in The Kid The Kid is a 1921 Charlie Chaplin film. ... A Woman of Paris is a feature-length silent film that debuted in 1923. ... The Gold Rush is a 1925 silent film comedy written, directed, and starring Charlie Chaplin in his Little Tramp role. ... The Circus is a 1928 silent film which finds Charlie Chaplins Little Tramp character being chased by a policeman at a circus. ... City Lights is a 1931 film written by, directed by and starring Charlie Chaplin. ... Modern Times is a 1936 film by Charlie Chaplin that has his famous Little Tramp character struggling to survive in the modern, industrialized world. ... The Great Dictator is a film directed by and starring Charlie Chaplin. ... Monsieur Verdoux is a film by Charles Chaplin that debuted in 1947. ... Limelight is a 1952 film written, directed by and starring Charles Chaplin, co-starring Claire Bloom, with a guest appearance by Buster Keaton. ... The introduction of this article does not provide enough context for readers unfamiliar with the subject. ... A Countess from Hong Kong was a 1967 comedy which is Charlie Chaplins only color film, his last film, and a financial failure. ...

Other films: The New Janitor, Chaplin The New Janitor was the 27th comedy from Keystone to feature Charlie Chaplin. ... Movie Poster Chaplin is a 1992 semi-biographical film about the life of Charles Chaplin. ...

Stock company: Edna Purviance, Eric Campbell, Albert Austin, Henry Bergman Edna Purviance on the cover of Photoplay magazine Edna Purviance (October 21, 1895 – January 11, 1958) was an American actress during the silent movie era. ... Eric Campbell (born Alfred Eric Campbell; 1878-1917) was a silent film star, who was featured in eleven films by Charlie Chaplin. ... Albert Austin (13 December 1881 or 1885 - 17 August 1953) was an actor, film star, director and script writer, primarily in the days of silent movies. ... Henry Bergman (February 23, 1868 - October 22, 1946) was an American actor of stage and film. ...


Films Directed by Richard Attenborough
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